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November

Commission launches consultation on EU 2020: a new strategy to make the EU a smarter, greener social market30.11.2009

Commission launches consultation on EU 2020: a new strategy to make the EU a smarter, greener social market

The Commission issued a public consultation document on giving the EU economy a brighter future through the EU 2020 Strategy. EU 2020 aims to deliver greener and socially inclusive growth, as outlined by President Barroso in his...more >
e-Skills for innovation are crucial for the EU30.11.2009

e-Skills for innovation are crucial for the EU

The European e-Skills 2009 conference delivered key messages on the developmentsand significance of e-skills for the European economy and society. Experts from governments, academia, associations, trade unions and industry...more >
Creativity to help cut dropout rate27.11.2009

Creativity to help cut dropout rate

Student mobility and creative teaching methods are key to addressing the dropout rate in European schools, according to judges and participants in a European Innovation and Creativity Camp for teenagers (© text and photo:...more >
EU unemployment levels to top 10% in 2010, says report27.11.2009

EU unemployment levels to top 10% in 2010, says report

EU unemployment levels will continue to rise and are expected to breach the 10% mark in 2010, while young people are the worst affected by mass joblessness, a report by the European Commission has found (© text and photo:...more >
Young people and the future of Europe's education systems: creative solutions found in 24h26.11.2009

Young people and the future of Europe's education systems: creative solutions found in 24h

The ‘Tech-Box’ teaching aid, schooling through social networks and specialised programmes for people who have dropped out of education where just some of the innovations created by 95 secondary school students from 25 countries...more >
Advertising and Consumer Rights26.11.2009

Advertising and Consumer Rights

Traditionally, EU laws on advertising applied to print and broadcast media, but as adverts increasingly migrate to an unregulated online world, lawmakers and consumer groups are exploring ways to ensure that digital marketing...more >
In dialogue with… Creative Mexican festivals25.11.2009

In dialogue with… Creative Mexican festivals

…Lidia Camacho, General Director Festival Internacional Cervantino, and José Wolffer, Director Festival de Méxicomore >
Festivals in the spotlight25.11.2009

Festivals in the spotlight

Innovative and creative projects are initiated by festivals all over the world. The two major Mexican festivals - Festival Internacional Cervantino and Festival de México – are two excellent examples of development of new and...more >
Students compete in marathon 24-hour challenge set by the European Commission24.11.2009

Students compete in marathon 24-hour challenge set by the European Commission

One hundred secondary school students from 25 countries are in Brussels today to compete in a marathon 24-hour challenge for which they must find creative solutions. The unique event is organised in the framework of the European...more >
4,020 Entries From 35 Countries For Eurobest 200924.11.2009

4,020 Entries From 35 Countries For Eurobest 2009

A total of 4,020 entries from 35 countries will compete at this year's three-day Eurobest Festival, which kicks off next week in Amsterdam. Eurobest is the largest and only awards that celebrate creative excellence in European...more >
Students team up to face special challenge from the European Commission23.11.2009

Students team up to face special challenge from the European Commission

100 students from 25 countries will all head to Brussels on 24th November to take part in a unique event to celebrate the European Year of Innovation and Creativity.more >
19.11.2009

"Towards a creative Europe: What role for creative industries?"

The potential of the creative industries for both economy and society was discussed on Thursday 19 November in the 7th Brussels Debate organised in the framework of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009. The debate...more >
EU companies increase R&D investment despite crisis17.11.2009

EU companies increase R&D investment despite crisis

European firms increased investment in industrial research and development by more than their US or Japanese competitors last year, despite battling a global economic crisis (© text and photo: euractiv).more >
Closing Conference of the European Year 2009 in the Netherlands16.11.2009

Closing Conference of the European Year 2009 in the Netherlands

On Friday 20 November 2009, the official closing conference of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation in the Netherlands, the EUREKA! Day Of Europe 2009, will take place in Amsterdam.more >
Rubik's cube and EU Politics: The Manifesto for Creativity and Innovation in Europe13.11.2009

Rubik's cube and EU Politics: The Manifesto for Creativity and Innovation in Europe

The "Manifesto for Creativity and Innovation in Europe" is one of the key outcomes of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009. The document is the result of a collective work of the Ambassadors of the Year, who are...more >
President Barroso received the Manifesto for Creativity and Innovation in Europe12.11.2009

President Barroso received the Manifesto for Creativity and Innovation in Europe

The "Manifesto for Creativity and Innovation in Europe" is one of the key outcomes of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009. The document is the result of a collective work of the Ambassadors of the Year, who are...more >
Cork Film Forum11.11.2009

Cork Film Forum

Corona Cork Film Festival and MEDIA Desk Ireland, in partnership with the Department of Management and Marketing, University College Cork, hosted Cork Film Forum last Friday, November 6th. This forum was the first follow-up...more >
Ther winners of the photo competition 10.11.2009

Ther winners of the photo competition "Imagine a new world" celebrated today in Brussels

Photographers from Hungary, France and United Kingdom have won the EU photo competition organised in the framework of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation with the theme "Imagine a new world". The winning photographers...more >
Future internet to make Europe's systems smart and efficient: fewer traffic jams, lower emissions, better healthcare06.11.2009

Future internet to make Europe's systems smart and efficient: fewer traffic jams, lower emissions, better healthcare

Less congested roads, better and more efficient energy delivery or state of the art medical treatment managed at home are typical examples made possible by the Internet of the Future. It will connect physical objects such as cars...more >
European patent office to study green innovation06.11.2009

European patent office to study green innovation

The European Patent Office (EPO) has embarked on a detailed study to map the growth in eco-innovation since the introduction of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. The move comes ahead of the next month's UN climate summit in...more >
European electricity firms line up behind plug-in cars04.11.2009

European electricity firms line up behind plug-in cars

Europe's electricity suppliers have come together to push for a standardised recharging infrastructure for plug-in electric cars. The move will pave the way for consumers to refuel vehicles at charging stations across Europe (©...more >
Get in touch on tour03.11.2009

Get in touch on tour

"Inspiring and fascinating. And instructive!" That is how Stéphanie (23), Humanities student at Maastricht University, describes the conference. Stéphanie was one of the 250 guests who attended the conference at Maastricht's...more >